Roadkill - Merlin (M.A.M. Agency) - Back
Heavy metal seems to be on the rise once again. The Netherlands is home to the mighty Roadkill. A very elaborate name, but it works. Much influence comes from the British Heavy metal scene and shows up a lot throughout their newest disc, Merlin. The catchiness of tracks like "Merlin" and "Human Season" set the perfect pace for Marco's vocals to fall in sync with the guitars, bass and drumming. There is some conceptual direction with each track as well. Almost as if each track tells a story, like Bruce Dickinson does. That is one trait I love with bands like this. Everything kind of falling in place without seeming like any effort was put into doing so. The rhythms on the disc are pretty nice too. They remind me of some of Mr. Chuck Schuldiner’s rhythms! You have to be into bands like Iced Earth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and/or Queensryche to really appreciate the band - Roadkill. A good beginning, a new beginning for Heavy metal!

Rating: 80

Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell